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Investment Company Institute
"Demographics and Retirement Savings: How they are Changing Household Demand for Bonds and the Implications for Bond Markets"
US households have accumulated $25 trillion in retirement assets with nearly 60 percent held in defined contribution plans and Individual Retirement Accounts. As aging Baby Boomers manage these assets to and in retirement their demand for bonds and income producing assets will grow and has been a major force behind the $2 trillion investors have placed in bond mutual funds and ETFs in the past decade with implications for the bond markets.
Brian Reid is Chief Economist at the Investment Company Institute. He joined ICI in 1996 and was appointed Chief Economist on December 31, 2004. Reid leads the Institute's Research Department and oversees all Institute statistical collections and analysis of the mutual fund industry. Prior to joining ICI, Reid was a staff economist in the Monetary Affairs Division of the Federal Reserve Board. He received a B.S. in economics with honors from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and has a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan.
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